The Descendants (2011)

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The Descendants is a drama film released in 2011, directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Amara Miller. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings and follows a wealthy landowner named Matt King (George Clooney) as he tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a serious boating accident and falls into a coma.

As King deals with his wife’s condition and his own feelings of guilt and regret, he discovers that his wife was having an affair and decides to confront the man she was seeing. Along the way, he also confronts the issues facing his family and their ancestral land, which is under threat from developers.

The film received critical acclaim, particularly for its performances and screenplay, and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Adapted Screenplay for Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash. It grossed over $175 million worldwide and was a commercial success. The film is considered a modern classic in the drama genre and is often cited as one of the best films of 2011.

Duration: 115 min.


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